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Julie Bowen

Julie Bowen was raised in Baltimore, MD, where she caught the acting bug as a child while putting on plays with her two sisters in their backyard. She attended Brown University, where she starred in Guys and Dolls, Stage Door and Lemon Sky. While earning a degree in Italian Renaissance studies, she also spent a year in Florence, Italy, and became fluent in Italian.

During her senior year at Brown, Bowen landed the lead role in an independent film entitled Five Spot Jewel, and was featured in actor-director Ed Burns' debut film, No Visible Bruises. She guest-starred on the dramatic series Class of '96, then moved to Los Angeles where, within weeks, she landed the lead in the Showtime drama Runaway Daughters, directed by Joe Dante.

Bowen was recently seen in a guest star arc on the darkly-comedic Showtime series Weeds as Lisa Ferris, a cheese shop owner who seduces a younger man, and she will soon be seen in Crazy on the Outside, a feature starring and directed by Tim Allen.

Bowen spent two seasons on ABC's critically-acclaimed Boston Legal as attorney Denise Bauer. She plays the recurring role of Matthew Fox's wife on the hit ABC series Lost and, for three seasons, played Carol Vessey, the dream girl of former classmate-turned-lawyer Ed Stevens on the charming NBC series, Ed.

On the big screen she starred as Adam Sandler's love interest in the comedy Happy Gilmore and appeared with Michael Keaton in Multiplicity. She also starred in An American Werewolf in Paris, performed with Lynn Redgrave in the independent romantic comedy Venus & Mars, and starred opposite Tim Allen in Joe Somebody.

In the advertising world, Bowen has been both the face of Neutrogena and the voice of Pampers. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three sons. When she's not working, she enjoys hiking, reading and tutoring high school students.

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Julie Bowen Facts

Birth Name Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer
BirthdayMarch 3, 1970 (45)
BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, USA
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Julie Bowen compared to you?
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Selected Filmography

Planes: Fire & Rescue
Modern Family: Season 1
What About Bob?
Modern Family: Season 3
Planes Fire and Rescue
Modern Family: Season 2
Happy Gilmore / Billy Madison Double Feature
Boston Legal
Horrible Bosses
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